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Custom Label & Packaging Insights

Tips, trends, and design inspiration for a wide variety of products.

Potential TTB Updates to Alcohol Labeling Requirements

The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) recently announced potential updates to the federal alcohol labeling requirements for 2024. The changes, if accepted, would affect the labeling and advertising rules for wine, distilled spirits, and malt beverage brands. As a company dedicated to supporting your success with custom label printing for alcoholic beverages,…
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Creating Custom Wine Labels: Materials, Sizes, and Design Inspiration

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, wine is one of the top purchases for this romantic occasion. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual survey, 32% of consumers are planning to spend money on an evening out in 2024. Not only is wine the perfect pairing for a dimly lit dinner for two, but a well-chosen…
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Sttark's Ultimate Guide to Folding Carton Packaging

You’re researching product packaging solutions and came across the term “folding cartons” and want to know more about what they are and whether you need them for your products – we’re here to help. In this guide, we’ll explain what you need to know about folding carton boxes. Your packaging should protect your products from…
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Rich Black Explained: Choosing The Right Black Ink for Printing

Color accuracy is key to achieving the best look for your brand. Surprisingly, the most critical color to get right in printing is often the most overlooked: black. That’s right! Not all black inks are created equal. How your black colors will look when printed depends on how you build the black colors in your…
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The Future of Roll Labels in Packaging

Roll labels have been a popular choice for many businesses. We should know – we’ve been in the custom product labels business for nearly two decades at Sttark. However, with the rise of new technologies and changing consumer preferences, the future of roll labels in packaging is constantly evolving. In this article, we will explore…
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Barcodes: Unlocking the Secrets of the Hidden Code

Barcodes are everywhere. We see them at the grocery store, on our packages, and even on our tickets to sporting events. But what are they, exactly and how do they work? Barcodes are optical symbols scanned electronically to retrieve data. They contain a series of dark and light bars that represent different characters. When a…
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AI-Powered Custom Packaging: A Creative Revolution

Labels and folding cartons are essential packaging components for a wide range of products, from food and beverages to cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. These packaging elements play a critical role in promoting products, communicating key information to consumers, and influencing purchase decisions. In the past, designers would create labels and folding cartons using manual methods like…
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Label Application: What You Need to Know

Labels are an essential part of everyday life. They provide important information about the products we buy and use; they can also be decorative. But what happens when labels don’t stick properly? Proper label application can be frustrating and costly, but it’s a common problem that can be easily solved. There are many different types…
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How to Use Free Label Templates for Your Products

Your product labels are one of the most important marketing tools you have. They’re the first thing potential customers see, and they can make a big difference in whether or not they choose to buy your product. That’s why it’s so important to create labels that are visually appealing, informative, and professional. However, creating custom…
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The Real Cost of Custom Packaging

Custom packaging is a great way to make your products stand out from other businesses and create a memorable unboxing experience for your customers. But how much does custom packaging really cost? The cost of custom packaging can vary depending on a number of factors, including the size and complexity of the packaging, the materials,…
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